ERIC Number: EJ1072703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Transforming University Education and Quality Assurance for Sustainable Development in Nigeria for a Globalized World
Mamman, F. N.
African Higher Education Review, v7 n2 p37-44 Jun 2013
Education has been recognized as an important tool for achieving a nation's goals, vision and objectives. The quality of Nigerian universities has been and still is an issue of concern among stakeholders due to the challenges posed by globalization and the need for continued scientific and technological advancement. Over the years, this concern has been related to poor funding, inadequate planning, and instability of the academic calendar, infrastructural decay (insufficient materials and instructional facilities) quality of academic staff and students as well as academic staff shortage. These challenges have raised increasing interest and concern about the quality and standard of education to reflect the expected rapid growth of university education and its costs to the public funds. The stratified simple random sampling technique was used to sample 300 lecturers from three universities namely, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Usman Danfodiyo University Sokoto and the University of Abuja. The choice of the universities was based on geo-political zones of the country. The universities are also categorized into first, second and third generation respectively. Results show that poor planning, funding and management among others have affected higher Education in general.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Sustainable Development, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Standards, Quality Assurance, Global Approach, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, School Schedules, Costs, Teacher Attitudes, Geographic Regions, Classification, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Administration, Scientific Research, Technological Advancement, Barriers, Financial Support, Questionnaires
University of North Texas. 1155 Union Circle, Denton, Texas 76203. Web site: https://www.coe.unt.edu/african-higher-education-review
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria